Hello everyone, BreakSlash here. I just witnessed the new Xbox reveal... and we get the Xbox One. The Xbox One... Yeah, I haven't heard of a stupid title since the Wii U. I mean... what does the "One" prove? It's confusing enough putting it next to the first Xbox. The Wii U makes some sense, since it adds the "U" meaning You... I think. But seriously One as a next installment??
But the important question is: Does it play games? Yeah... that's the million dollar question. Yes, it plays Xbox One titles. But... all we got were sport titles (including Forza), Call of Duty: Ghosts, and a Quantum Break game that we know very little about. At this point, that game could very well be a Dead Island fiasco since we know nothing of it. But I'm jumping the gun a bit. We'll probably learn more about it later.
However, Xbox One does NOT play Xbox or Xbox 360 titles from what I have heard. They didn't even mention online streaming of past games, as the PS4 can. As it stands, the Xbox One is an expensive paperweight for a gamer should they run out of games to play, or if they can't find a game they want for that matter. Sure, there are the other entertainment apps. You apparently can watch TV through the Xbox, meaning you don't need cable anymore. But in turn you will need a Internet connect surely or some form of deal that Microsoft has in terms of partnerships. That TV thing isn't going to be free, I can guarantee that.
The only plus side to this reveal that the console isn't Always-Online!! At least they have SOME brains, I take it.
The worst thing about this presentation, for a gaming console, would be the lack of games and the variety as such. Sony and Nintendo have a lot of first party exclusives to work with. Uncharted, Infamous, Killzone, Jak & Daxter, Sly Cooper, Little Big Planet to name a few. Nintendo... good gravy, I could make a damn long list. Mario, Legend of Zelda, Pokemon, Metroid, Fire Emblem, F-Zero, Star Fox, the list goes on. Microsoft has... Halo, Fable, Gears of War, and Forza, with Gears and Fable on their last legs it looks like. Sony also has a lot of other deals for other gamers to flock to, such as Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, and other among others to keep players interested. Hell, Microsoft only has Forza as an Xbox One exclusive. On their reveal, the PS4 had like 5 to 6 exclusives with some variety. For a gaming console, I'm very disappointed and unimpressed.
Worst still is that pre-owned games are not allowed on the Xbox One. Or more specifically, they are charging you an additional fee <insert number here> for any pre-owned game. Wii U doesn't do it. PS4 doesn't do it. Microsoft is just being dicks to the rentals/ GameStop community.
As it stands, Xbox One is the worst console by far. The PS4 has much more freedom, has just about everything the Xbox One has (if not more), more exclusive games known before E3, and it doesn't punish the gamer as much as the Xbox One does. The Wii U is much more of a gaming console than the Xbox One (it has more games right now to give a damn than the Xbox One as it stands. That is a little sad. And yes, I know this is just the reveal, but PS4 game us something to go off of). It at least lets you play Wii games at your disposal.
If I may make a suggestion? If you are going to get a gaming console, go for a PS4 and/or Wii U. And/or a PC for you PC guys. Sorry I forgot about you. Don't support Xbox One on this. The PS4, Wii U, and PC are just more worth your time as a gaming console than the Xbox One. It's that simple.
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